Sophomore quarterback Zane Jacoby made the most of the two periods of football he played Friday, running for three touchdowns and throwing for another to lead Westran to a 56-0 home win against North Shelby in first round play of the Class 1 District 5 playoffs.
Much like their meeting in Week 1 of the 2012 regular season, a 60-6 Westran victory, Jacoby and the Hornets dominated the Raiders of Shelbyville in all three phases of the game.
Top-seed Westran (9-1) advances to the district semifinals and will remain at home Wednesday to battle Knox County of Edina (6-3). The Eagles defeated Paris 60-0 last Friday.
Westran used three quarterbacks on the field before their home crowd in Huntsville, and each signal caller along with the unit they led on the field were effective.
“Our kids remained focused coming in to this game and maintained that focus throughout the evening. We did not take North Shelby lightly and did not take anything for granted,” said Westran coach Curtis Jasper. “Everything worked to our advantage and we played a solid game as a team. We’re happy to have won and we get to play at home again.”
Jacoby ran for 98 yards on six carries, and he now has racked up 1639 rushing yards this season.
The Hornets quarterback also completed 3-of-5 passes for 101 yds., including a 59-yard TD pass to Devin Perkins, while Westran put up 28 points in the first quarter and led 42-0 by halftime.
Perkins was the signal caller in the third quarter and led the offense to scoring a pair of touchdowns. He rushed four times for 47 yards and a TD, and he connected with Jake Ingebritson on a 41-yard touchdown pass.
Running back Deavon Canaday ran three times for 39 yards. Marcus Wright provided 13 rushing yards, and Perkins had 12. Jordan Dennis was quarterback in the fourth period and rushed for 6 yards in the game under a running clock.
“We did not have any big or spectacular plays in this game. We did a lot of little things right” said Jasper. “Defensively, Dean Osborn and Jake Ingebritson played extremely well and our linebackers continue to get better. That position was a big question mark for us at the beginning of the year.”
Ingebritson had 14 total tackles with 12 of them being solo, and Osborn had eight. Zach Morgan, Marcus Wright, Dennis and Osborn all had a quarterback sack.
Clay Ames still recovering from his ankle injury vs. Fayette on Oct. 19 and he is listed questionable for this Wednesday said Jasper. Alex Taylor’s broken foot will continue to keep him on the sidelines on Oct. 31.